The Envision Energy Headquarters building was designed for a “green energy” research and development firm responsible for designing and producing wind turbines. The 3,000-square-meter headquarters is located directly adjacent to an assembly facility responsible for the rotor component of the wind turbine system and serves a dual purpose of providing public display and educational facilities informing customers of the benefits of green energy.
The building also includes dining facilities, a sports and fitness center, and an employee “spirit lounge room” designed to promote collaboration and rejuvenation among the company’s designers.
Wind energy and its fluid movement was behind the concept for the development of the building’s massing, exterior skin and interior atrium. A cantilever shelters the main entrance on the north side of the building while producing a roof terrace on the south side of the building.
The building’s metallic exterior skin further reinforces wind movement by flowing around a polished aluminum airfoil-shaped volume, or the “eye,” in the main body of the building. This section of the building serves as the central monitoring mission control room for the company’s wind turbines.